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    as much as

    I was told Day One would begin with a consultation. I would be weighed, pinched, questioned about my eating habits, given a health background check -- and all of this would be filmed so you could all see my progress (as we would film over a period of a few months). Now, as much as I like all of you to feel like you're experiencing the show with me, there is no way I would let anyone see me being weighed or pinched. I'm sorry. Not going to happen.
    does the phrase "as much as" mean "really" or "even" here? if so,does the sentence in bold mean "I even like all of you to feel like you're experiencing the show with me" ?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: as much as

    by the way,what is this mean?

    Such is the life of an ever-changing news day

    thanks so much!

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    #3

    Re: as much as

    would have been better to say- 'as much as I would like all of you..' to feel as if you're...


    ever changing here means constantly updating.

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    Re: as much as

    oh,thank you for your reply,really appreciated!

    one more question:
    can we say a program is on air (instead of saying it's on the air,without the)

    thanks one more time!

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    Re: as much as

    I say 'on air'.

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    Re: as much as

    Quote Originally Posted by hector51 View Post
    oh,thank you for your reply,really appreciated!

    one more question:
    can we say a program is on air (instead of saying it's on the air,without the)

    thanks one more time!
    In AmE it must be "on the air". "On air" means floating above the ground.

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    Re: as much as

    Yet another difference. In the film 'The Snowman', they use 'walking in the air' for that:
    Walking In The Air - The Snowman Lyrics - Nightwish

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    Re: as much as

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yet another difference. In the film 'The Snowman', they use 'walking in the air' for that:
    Walking In The Air - The Snowman Lyrics - Nightwish
    Then there's King Crimson: http://www.lyricsdomain.com/11/king_...ng_on_air.html

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    Then there's King Crimson
    Quite right. I do like Mr Fripp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Quite right. I do like Mr Fripp.
    Walkin' on Frippin' air?

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